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West Blocton, AL
Students enrolled: 478

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4734 Truman Aldrich Parkway
West Blocton, AL 35184

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(205) 938-9002
(205) 938-9546
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June 29, 2015
My daughter graduated from WBHS in 2009 and started in Montevallo. A friend of hers went to Samford. Both were straight A students in high school. Both dropped out of college because they weren't prepared and couldn't handle it. Now my youngest will be going to WBHS next year unless I can somehow manage to move over the summer. (I'm trying!!) As with all school systems, you have the "populars" and other cliques. Some of the teachers care and some don't. (Tenure should be outlawed.) Football is a huge deal, but they also have several other sports. Nothing really that isn't sports related, though. The area itself is very "good ol' boy" and outsiders will never fit in. Also, it's a very poor area and a lot of things are pretty run down. I've never seen it first-hand, but my doctor says drugs are highly prevalent. A lot of inbreeding and trailer trash. I can't wait to get out of here and give my second daughter a better chance than my first one had. Wish I'd realized it back then.

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Teacher effectiveness: Very ineffective
June 29, 2015
Straight A student's fail out of college and do poorly on SAT tests. Some classes have ALL tests in an Open book, group format.

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Amount of homework: Not enough
June 29, 2015
We have both extremes here. Other than math classes, there's been very little homework. But, in the math classes, sometimes there was 6 hours of homework in on night.

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Develops respect: Strongly disagree
June 29, 2015
There is no respect in the school. The principal is very heavy-handed. Granted, that may be a good thing at times, but the times I've witnessed, it was completely uncalled for. There are always exceptions, of course, but there is very little respect in either direction for the majority of interactions.

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Develops empathy: Strongly disagree
June 29, 2015
Very few people in this school or community have any drive to do anything with their lives. When I first enrolled my daughter, I told the principal that we wanted her on the career track. I had to argue for an hour because the principal wanted to put her on a "career" (tech) track.

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April 16, 2010
I feel the school does not prepare the children well for college. As a former student, I struggled adjusting to the actual study time that was involved in college. I can only remember taking books home to study a few times. The school needs better teachers, that better prepare for the children's future.

- submitted by a student
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January 28, 2010
I am dissappointed with WBHS due to each student not having their own text books. Students have to share books, which must remain in the classroom for the next class, therefore, books are not brought home for students to do homework. That also creates a problem for me as a parent to know what my child is studying at any given time. Also, the choices of extra activities are slim, as well as teacher/parent communication. I would love to see this community trive but it needs alot of work.

- submitted by a parent
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October 01, 2009
West Blocton has teachers that care about the well being of the students.

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July 14, 2008
I love this school. It's much better than Bibb County High. I have so much fun here. And the teachers make learning fun and a lot easier as well.

- submitted by a student

April 30, 2008
1. Principal leadership is outstanding and a welcomed improvement! He has made great strides in the areas of student and teacher character, academics, dress code, teacher quality, safety, and discipline. You see him walking the halls, checking in on classes, and at all school events. He's highly visible and accessible. 2. The STI website has enabled parents to keep up with their child's progress; however, we still need more teacher participation in this area. 3. We are weak in the area of fine arts and cultural/intellectual interests; however, our school system is in the process of offering more electives and trying to make the Access classes available to all students. 4. We have a very low parental involvement rate, although it has improved this year. 5. Our physical education is pitiful and needs activities for the students and teacher supervision/involvement.

- submitted by a parent

January 05, 2005
West Blocton High is a wonderful learning environment for students. The students are bright and involved in many programs after school. Parent involvement is at an all-time high. I am very proud of this school, and proud to say I live in the town of West Blocton.

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West Blocton High School
4734 Truman Aldrich Parkway, West Blocton, AL  35184
(205) 938-9002
Last modified West Blocton High School is a Public school that serves grades 8-12. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 5 out of 10 based on academic quality.
West Blocton High School Rating: 3 out of 5 based on 17 reviews. Top